scouts-l Mail Archive for September of 2000: Re: Youth, clothing, anthems/prayer, & contributions
EXT-Reed, Randall C (Randy.Reed@HSV.BOEING.COM
Thu Sep 07 2000 - 07:47:19 CDT
It sounds to me, IMHO, that you don't feel like you can affect the
organization (BSA), positively or negatively, with which you are involved.
Therefore, you are left with a "take it or leave it" philosophy. I don't
find that to be a particularly positive or optimistic point of view. Since
I still believe that Scouting happens at the local level, I feel that my
words and actions can affect the dialogue and the debate, and, therefore,
are a legitimate form of expression. If you perceive faults, but make not
effort to improve them, are you not abrogating ownership and responsibility?
"Just shut up and keep driving or get out of the car" is not particularly
creative or helpful advice, is it?
Randall C. Reed
Scoutmaster, Troop 543
Central Florida Council
"...I used to be a Buffalo..."
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cliff Cray [SMTP:deacon1@MEDIAONE.NET]
> Subject: Re: Youth, clothing, anthems/prayer, & contributions
> In any organization if you spend any time at all you can find fault. I am
> here because of the values taught to me, my boys, and the boys I have
> brought to and through the program. Yes, i can find things I disagree on,
> but I believe in the program so do my best to look to the positive. This
> the program will work to the beefit of the youth we serve. If you are
> involved in a youth sporting program I bet there are faults. i could even
> find fault with some Church groups, but would rather look at the good
> My glass is half full. What is yours?